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Biography

Will Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, and is a member of the famed Frat Pack, which includes other actors like Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, the Wilson Brothers, and Jack Black. These actors have collaborated on many comedic projects together.

Will became interested in performing while studying at school. He started as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group, The Groundlings and some of the members of the group where from the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975). Will appeared on several television programs, such as 'Strangers with Candy' (1999), 'Grace Under Fire' (1993), and 'Living Single' (1993) while he was at The Groundlings.

Hollywood Calling
Come 1995, and Will was selected as a feature cast member at 'Saturday Night Live,' during the show's quick re-casting. Soon enough he was declared as arguably the worst cast member ever, during his first season. But Will's talents to impersonate people came to his rescue. He is considered quite possibly as the greatest 'Saturday Live Night' cast member ever. Soon, Will rose the ladder of success to become one of Hollywood's' biggest comedy superstars.

At 6'3", Will is tall and has blond clean-cut good looks. Like many of his former and present team members at 'SNL,' Will's move to the big screen was inevitable. Soon he found himself playing the role of Mustafa in the hit comedy 'Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery' (1997) and its sequels. In 1998, Will starred in 'A Night at the Roxbury,' which was based on 'SNL' swingers characters. Will also acted in supporting roles for comedies such as 'Dick' and 'Superstar' (both 1999) and also appeared in 'The Ladies Man' (2000) and 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' (2001).

The year 2001, was a year of reckoning for Will. He was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance and Outstanding Writing on a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Program. In 2002, Will announced he was quitting 'SNL' in favor of a movie career. True to his goal, he acted in the hit comedy 'Old School' (2003) and also enacted the lead role in the festival themed 'Elf' the same year. After these two successful films, Will segued into a cameo role in the cop comedy 'Starsky & Hutch' (2004).

His next major appearance came in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy' (2004) and in the Woody Allen movie 'Melinda and Melinda' (2005), and comedy 'Kicking & Screaming' was released soon after.

The remake of the 60's popular sitcom 'Bewitched' (2005) was Will's next stop where he was paired opposite the gorgeous Nicole Kidman. The same year he also scored another terrific cameo role in 'Wedding Crashers' and the busy year ended on a high note for Will with the remake of Broadway-smash 'The Producers.' In 2006, Will was seen in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' and 'Stranger Than Fiction,' both comedies.

Trivia
Wife is Swedish.
Became 'Saturday Night Live's' (1975) highest paid cast member ever in 2001 with a salary of over $350,000.
Ranked #34 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list.
He is of Irish descent.

Achievements
Golden Globe Awards Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'The Producers').
Emmy Awards Nomination: Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program (for 'Saturday Night Live').

Past Projects
Step Brothers.... Brennan Huff
Semi-Pro.... Jackie Moon
Blades of Glory.... Chazz
Saturday Night Live (TV)
Stranger Than Fiction.... Harold Crick
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.... Ricky Bobby
Curious George (voice talent).... Ted/The Man in the Yellow Hat
The Producers.... Franz Liebkind
Wedding Crashers.... Chazz Reinhold
Bewitched.... Jack Wyatt/Darrin
Kicking & Screaming.... Phil Weston
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.... Ron Burgundy
Starsky & Hutch.... Big Earl
Elf.... Buddy
Old School.... Frank Ricard

Will Ferrell was born in Irvine, California on July 16, 1967.
Name: John Christopher Depp II
Date of Birth: July 16th 1967
Height: 6' 3 1/2" (1.92 m)

Talent Agency: Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825
USA

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I'm sure you here this a lot but I'm a huge fan of yours. I was just wondering if you had any tips or even if you can help me on being a comedian just like you and as successful as you are. I really want to be just like you. You are my idle.

Posted by Edgar Sanchez (2010-07-14) 2518

Hey Will Ferrel

I have a request. Please could you consider doing a short piece where you find yourself patronising someone, laughing with friends in bar and saying things like:

"you know billy... he's not the brightest tyre on my two wheel, but he can hit 300yards dead in the middle."

"ha old davey. you know davey's not the sharpest flee at the factory, and i was trying to show him..."

"ah patrice, oh yeah!!!! well she wasn't the brightest tile in the tool shed, but she was perfect for a sweet coffee on a tuesday... (sigh)"

you know, just a complete mix of themes in one sentence... about a person.
think i'd laugh my arse off forever about that!



Posted by Karl (2010-09-07) 2590

Hello my name is Hannah and I am 14 years old. I want to start up acting but living in such a small twon, i dont know where to start. I was hoping i could get some advice.You are one of the best actors i have ever seen and it has been my dream to meet you and maybe even acting with you, even though my chances are slim. I hope to get a response from you and thank you for reading. :)

Posted by Hannah Shelley (2011-05-31) 3069

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